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Top Five Trade Chips

The Yankees haven't just been promoting prospects from within to help the big club, they've used them as trade chips to get more established players. Austin Jackson [and others] to Detroit for Curtis Granderson near the 2009 Winter Meetings comes to mind, as does the Jesus Montero trade last year. Here's a list of the top five trades chips down on the farm heading into the Winter Meetings.

These aren't necessarily the players who just bring back the highest return. They are, however, the ones who should bring back the best value while not hurting the organization's depth or long-term positional plans too much. 1. 2B, Corban Joseph: Unless the Yankees are willing to trade Robinson Cano in the near future, Joseph is the number one luxury for New York to trade since he has a...

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